Examples Of Selflessness In The Crucible

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John Proctor demonstrates this sense selflessness during the entire course of Salem’s witch trials. From the beginning of the hearings and at his own expense, he strives to reveal the truth about the children’s stories and to expose the underlying motives behind their false accusations. When Mary Warren’s testimony fails to convince Judge Danforth, he goes as far as to publicly admit to his adultery: “God help me, I lusted...But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it.” (P.110) This confession not only provides a logical explanation for Abigail's false accusations, it also casts a shadow on the story of every other witchcraft plaintiff and puts into question the court’s judgement. More importantly, however, it highlights Proctor’s good

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